Community Outbreak Preparedness Index

In this inaugural Community Outbreak Preparedness Index, Heluna Health identifies both encouraging and unsettling trends in preparedness among California’s 58 counties. No other state combines such extraordinary geographic, economic and cultural contrasts. California is home both to Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States, along the Pacific coast, and counties situated in vast high deserts with some of the lowest population densities in the country. Collectively, these differences present unparalleled challenges to public health, well-being and emergency preparedness.

Among the trends the data reveal: